Huron County Historical Society - HCHS 2008 Notes
HCHC 2008 Notes Index (Volume XLIII)
- Industry Begins with Agriculture (Page 2)
- The Importance of the Railway (Page 5)
- Agriculture (Page 6)
- Sawmills & Planing Mills (Page 10)
- Early Sawmills in the County (Page 10)
- Grist & Flouring Mills (Page 14)
- Woollen Mills (Page 20)
- Tanneries (Page 23)
- Foundries (Page 25)
- Brick & Tile Yards (Page 30)
- Lime Works (Page 32)
- Flax Mills (Page 33)
- Salt (Page 36)
- Bibliography (Page 41)
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Message from HCHS President 2008
When we did research on people and places in
the eastern part of Huron County (see the 2006
edition of Huron Historical Notes), thanks in part to
all those 125th anniversary events and Doors Open
preparations, we could not help but note the rich
history of entrepreneurship and business smarts of
those who have gone before and the myriad of
business endeavours that sprung up in this area. And
so came about this edition featuring Early Huron
Industry – Part 1. Our thanks to the Huron East
Chamber of Commerce and the Huron East Heritage
Conservation Committee for much source material,
and to researcher/writer Dianne Smith of
Egmondville for her work.
A future edition, Early Huron Industry - Part 2, is
in preparation. It will focus on fishing and other
industries in areas closer to the outlets of the Maitland,
Bayfield and Ausable rivers into Lake Huron.
The future bodes well for the Society. The 2008
council was intent on continuing the catch up to
bring our Historical Notes publications up to date.
Council members were: Ralph Laviolette,
president; David Armstrong, vice-president; Nancy Hughes, secretary; Mac Campbell, treasurer; Deb
Bauer, past-chair; Isobelle Bissonnette and Ted
Turner, archivists; Elaine Snell, memberships; Rhea
Hamilton-Seeger, Glen Gardiner, and Brock
Vodden, councilors; and Deb Bauer, past-chair.
Secretary Nancy Hughes resigned mid-year and we
shall miss her wisdom and enthusiasm.
We were sustained by membership fees and a
small grant from the Ministry of Culture. Our listing and membership in the Huron Tourism
Association generates many queries for information
on people and places in Huron.
If any of you have queries about the Society or archives, please use the current information on the contact HCHS page.
Ralph Laviolette, Chair 2006-2008